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  • Clash of the Bands

    Calling all tribute and cover bands! Clash of the Cover Bands is looking for the best tribute bands out there to compete against each other for pop culture dominance and…

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  • Casting Atlanta Singles

    Calling all Atlanta-based SINGLES! Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment (creators of Ready to Love) invite you to take part in a brand new dating experience! Enjoy fantastic all-expense-paid dates…

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  • Couples Show

    Calling all unmarried, long-term COUPLES in the Atlanta area! Are you and your LIVE-IN partner at a crossroads in your relationship and struggling with whether or not to get engaged?…

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  • Divorced and Dating

    Now casting pairs of recently divorced exes for a new relationship show! Are you recently divorced and are having trouble jumping back into the dating game? A new series is…

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about lighthearted
entertainment

Lighthearted Entertainment creates
ground-breaking, dynamic unscripted content for television and digital platforms around the world.

Established in 1992 as an independently-owned television production company, Lighthearted Entertainment specializes in all forms of non-scripted programming. Currently led by co-owners and Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler, the Lighthearted team is fiercely committed to translating their creativity, energy, and ideas into content that taps into the zeitgeist of popular culture.
 
Lighthearted Entertainment has created and produced thousands of hours of content for cable, digital, and syndicated network television. Some of the early international smash hits that propelled Lighthearted to the top of the unscripted space include FOX’s THE MOMENT OF TRUTH and ABC’s EXTREME MAKEOVER.
 
Since then, multi-season runs of VH1’s DATING NAKED, and MTV franchise hit ARE YOU THE ONE, which includes various spinoffs, specials and live after shows, speak to the staying power of Lighthearted ideas, and it’s ability to demonstrate its expertise in many specialized programming formats. Lighthearted’s other recent successes include OWN’s READY TO LOVE, OXYGEN’S LAST SQUAD STANDING, VH1’s TWINNING, and TLC’s LABOR GAMES—shows ranging from team based competitions to dating and even full format gameshows.
 
Lighthearted remains focused on the future of entertainment, developing ideas relevant to both established and emerging audiences through digital, feature, and short form content. Following the #lightheartedway, the team maintains a uniquely human vision, capturing every frame of its programming with a warmth while producing in a staff and crew friendly culture.

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